Saturday, 17 January 2015

A Big salute to all the Heroes of Indian Army on Army Day

Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) K. M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949. The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in the national capital New Delhi as well as all headquarters. On 15 January 2015 India celebrated 67th Indian Army day in New Delhi. Army Day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the country and the people living in it.

"On Army Day, BFGI salute the spirited courage and valour of our army. We are extremely proud of their devotion and willpower,"

Why Army Day is celebrated?
It is celebrated to pay homage and salute to the courageous and brave Indian soldiers who have been sacrificed their lives for protecting the country. Indian Army General “Kodandera Madappa Cariappa” was succeeded the British Army General Roy Butcher and became the first Commander-in-Chief of the independent India.

Indian Army soldiers are always ready to fight with all the hard times at Indian borders as well as with the natural disasters. They courageously face all the challenges and difficulties come their way to save the nation and people.

Here’s a little story about how Cariappa took over the army.

A meeting was organized to select the first Commander in Chief of The Indian Army. The then-Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru said, “I think we should appoint a British officer as a general of Indian army as we don’t have enough experience to lead the same.”

Everyone agreed with the suggestion when one of officers abruptly said, “I have a point, sir.”

Nehru said, “Yes, gentleman. You are free to speak.”

“You see, sir, we don’t have enough experience to lead a nation, too.So shouldn’t we appoint a British person as first PM of India?”

The meeting hall suddenly went quiet.

Then, Nehru said, “Are you ready to be the first General of Indian Army?” He got a golden chance to accept the offer, but he refused the same and said, “Sir, we have a very talented army officer, my senior, Lt Gen Cariappa, who is the most deserving among us.”

The army officer who raised his voice against the PM was Lt. General Nathu Singh Rathore, A Lt General in the Indian Army. This anecdote is often told in variations as an example of courage and leadership.

Army Day Celebration:

Indian army plays a great and big role during the disaster situations in the country as they are dedicated to the country to become the War Winning Team. The day was decided to be celebrated as the army day in India to start paying tribute to the sacrificed Indian army soldiers at the “Amar Jawan Jyoti” at India Gate in New Delhi.

After paying homage, an excellent parades including military shows takes place to indicate the new technologies and accomplishments in the Indian Army. Bravery awards including Unit credentials and Sena Medals are distributed at this great occasion.

At the Army Day celebration in Jammu and Kashmir, serving army personnel get the bravery and famed service awards (Sena medals, Vishist Seva medals and etc). The day has been marked to memorize the daring and bold Indian soldiers who lost their lives while protecting their nation.

Army Day Parade

Army day parade during the army day celebration is carried out by the Indian army soldiers (Indian army bands) which involves the exhibition of BLT T-72, T-90 tanks, Brahmos Missile, carrier Mortar Tracked Vehicle, 155 MM Soltum Gun, Advanced Light Helicopters of the Army Aviation Corps and etc.

Serving Indian armies take a pledge at this day to maintain their service and protect the nation from enemies whether they are foreign or domestic.

We bring you some lesser known facts about the Indian Army that will make you feel proud of the fellow citizens who spend years away from their loved ones to make sure we sleep comfortably without any fear.
1. Param Vir Chakra, the highest wartime gallantry award has been awarded only 21 times till date, and 2/3rds of these were awarded posthumously.
2. Siachen Glacier is the highest battlefield in the world. More soldiers die here from cold than enemy attacks. The temperature drops to -50 degree celsius, at times. Siachen is jokingly referred to as a punishment posting, as over 850 people have lost their lives here due to bad weather. The official duration of the posting is three months and anything more than that can damage a soldier’s life beyond repair(Dementia, ED, frostbites are common). However, people often end up spending around six months to an year, since no one wants to be posted there and those who are already there cannot be relieved until reinforcements arrive. Even the helicopters have to be pushed beyond their limits to reach the area in order to send supplies.
3. The High Altitude Warfare School in Gulmarg is the world’s best training institute when it comes to mountain warfare. The best forces from around the world come here to train, including the Delta Force and Marines.
4. There is absolutely no reservation or preference, be it in matters of caste, creed, religion or race in the Indian army. The Services Selection Board for the selection of candidates as Commissioned Officers is apparently the toughest in the world as compared to selection in defense forces of any other country. Though the Indian Army faces a shortage of around 12,000 officers, there is no compromise on quality standards when selecting candidates.
5. In terms of numbers, the Indian Army is third largest army in the world. It also has the credit of being the largest volunteer force. It has been the largest contributor to the United Nations Peace Keeping Force (UNPKF), and has taken part in huge number of missions abroad. Under the British occupation, the Indian Army had the largest number of soldiers fighting in the Second World War, numbering over2.5 million.
6. Apart from the WWII, the Indian Army has the credit of accepting the largest military surrender in history in 1971. Over 93,000 Pakistani soldiers surrendered to India, leading to the independence of Bangladesh. It is very rare in history that an attacking party had to surrender in war.
7. The Indian army has never initiated a first attack or engaged in a military coup with the intention of gaining power or governing a nation.
8. Another brilliant example of bravery by the Indian army was during the Battle of Saragarhi on 12th September 1897. In this battle, 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans. All 21 Sikhs died in this battle, and there were 400-600 casualties on the Afghan side. This battle is often cited as one of the greatest last stands in history, often compared to the Battle of Thermopylae, where King Leonidas fought Persian army of Xerxes in 480 BC with an army of 300 Spartan soldiers.

9. Talking about the regimental structure, each defense establishment has a place of worship for different religions based on the religious distribution of the army. When there isn’t enough place for all religions, a sarv dharm sthal is createdwhich serves as a place of worship for all religions. A highly educated Religious Teacher of the rank of a Junior Commissioned Officer(JCO/Warrant Officer) acts counselor to soldiers and officers to help them during moral and psychological crisis.
10. The Ministry of Defense operates five Rashtriya Military Schools and a Rashtriya Indian Military College as feeder institutions to defense forces, where students undergo a similar curriculum designed according to their age group as they would in services. The students here are generally called cadets and have an option to join Indian Defense service at the end of their schooling.
  

Thursday, 8 January 2015

A mega International Fest is round the corner at BFGI, Bathinda.


Baba Farid Group of Institutions will organize its annual International fest ‘VIBGYOR’ on January 30 to February 1, 2015.

This event is going to be the most awaited college fest in Malwa Region. Prime attraction of this event is live performance by famous singers Gurdas Maan, Roshan Prince, Babbal Rai being more.

VIBGYOR has been a showcase event, a melting pot of the grace of a classical dancer to the beats of a beboyer, an amalgation of rocking hip hops and folk dances, the forum for a multitude debates and proving one’s mettle in fine arts, literature and performing arts.

College invites all the students from and outside the college to make it a special one.

IT is all about fun embellished with learning experience when it comes to organizing a successful college festival. If you say college festivals are all about the fun, potboiler, dancing, eating, chatting, meeting new people from other colleges, participating in events, star performances and all that, just hold on. Let’s take a step back. What takes to bring in all these components in a fest? What goes on behind the scenes?

Given that almost every college these days hosts its annual festival, students from various disciplines of different colleges across the country speak about what takes to make a fest ‘good’, ‘unique’ and ‘laudable’. Arranging a fest ranges from planning a theme, to fixing the budget, managing sponsorships, inviting guests, performers, arranging events and a lot more. So, where does it all start from?

Organizing a festival is unquestionably not a one-day match. The magnitude and uniqueness of a fest is often determined by the number of events in a festival as well as the prize money. Events provide a good platform for students to prove their skills and get certified.

Some fests also provide scope to students from undergraduate colleges to participate in these events. So, it is a good platform for networking too. The prize money is outstanding this year and prizes are worth Rs. 20 lakhs.

Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI) consistently take unique steps to assist the students in expediting the learning and value addition to their personality & confidence to further raise their enthusiasm level to face day to day challenges more effectively. One of our unique efforts to provide global exposure to the students is BFGI's Annual International Festival named as "VIBGYOR". As the very name suggests this fest offers motley of colors presenting various cultures all across the world, folk as well as of modern technology with a fun and frolic part added to it.

A place to let your creative horses unleash, these college festivals are not the yield of a week’s toil. In fact, preparations begin a quarter year before. Students bury out of books and gear up to mobilise others who’d willingly spare time to work for the festival. In many city colleges, a rigorous session of interviews is organised on the basis of which students good at organising and co-ordinating are selected to form the organising committee.

Likewise last year Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI) is all set to organize the most unique and vibrant International Festival of the region "VIBGYOR-2015" from 30th January to 1st February, 2015 with more fervour and enthusiasm then last year's at its campus situated in Bathinda, Punjab, India. This year "VIBGYOR" will be organized in association with FICCI, CM and PHD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY. "VIBGYOR - 2015" is expected to host the toughest contenders from various universities & institutions all across the world to show their talent in the down to wire events of numerous cultural and technical competitions.

From the stroke of a brush to the lens of a camera, from the strings of guitar to the words of an orator, from the eyes of an actor to the pitch of a singer, from the steps of a dancer to the buzzer of a quizzer, from the roar of an R C racing bike to the rising of a chopper, from the tic toe toe sound of a programmer to the designs of an engineer this International fest will fill the creative minds and enthusiastic hearts of vivacious and ambitious student fraternity.

This International Fest will be the perfect blend of Science, Technology and Management Creativity with the additive ingredients of entertainment by International celebrities by their Heart Throbbing Performances. The fest offers a variety of Technical & Non-Technical competitions for the students of all levels (Secondary, Senior Secondary, College, Diplomat Degree levels etc. Students from NTs, IIMs, NITs, Engineering Colleges, Business Schools, and Degree Colleges& Schools Nationwide will be participating in this International Event.

GLOBAL SUMMIT ON INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA INTERFACE:

Keeping in mind "SKILL INDIA" one of the crucial theme of "Make In India" campaign launched by our honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, Baba Farid Group of Institutions is organizing GLOBAL SUMMIT to bring Industry and Academia on a common platform to discuss some of the key issues and challenges related to Skill Development and touch upon what kind of Industry- Academia Interface model Universities should adopt to address the problem of Skill Development in Higher Education.

The VIBGYOR 2015 GLOBAL SUMMIT invites Industry Leaders, CEO's, Experts, Visionaries, Researchers and Top Educationists to address the key issues, challenges, opportunities and threats related to Education, Skill Development and Employablity. BFGI is organising this global summit in association with Industrial bodies that includes PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industries, CM and FICCI.

Vibgyor-2015 will also give a touch of Spirituality through Gatka, which is an ancient martial art thoroughly battle-tested and has existed in northern India for many thousands of years.

Last year we had witnessed a footfall of around lLac people including visitors & participants in "VIBGYOR-2014". This year also more than 1.5 Lacs of people as visitors & participants are expected to take part in this International Festival from all across the nation and other countries as well.

All the Event details, Guidelines and Registrations are available on our official website www.vibgyorbfgi.com.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Farmers Day 2014


India is a land of villages and most of the populations residing in villages are farmers. Agriculture employs more than half of the Indian population. Though, there was a time when approximately 75% of the Indian population was living on agricultural income. But the emergence of service sector and strong manufacturing industry has helped in attracting people from agriculture to these sectors. Yet, agriculture is the main occupation of the country. India had an interesting agricultural journey. The green revolution changed the agricultural landscape of the nation. Productivity increased and India became self-reliant in many agro-commodities. States like Punjab thrive on agricultural income. However, a lot needs to be done in improving the state of the farmers.

Farmers are the backbone of the nation. Government has taken a decision to observe December 23, the birthday of former prime minister late chaudhary charan singh as 'kisan samman diwas' in the state. He was primarily a farmer and his personal life-style was extremely simple. He was a son of the soil and contributed a lot to improve the situation of the Indian farmers. His brief stay at the top witnessed a slew of agricultural reforms and policies being introduced in India. Charan Singh’s peasantry background helped him understand real problems of the farmer and he did his best to help them.

Chaudhary Charan Singh is credited to formulate and implement the famous Zamindari Abolition Act. His passionate appeal and magnetic persona united all the farmers against the moneylenders and landlords. He was also a very effective writer and penned his thoughts on farmers and their problems and solutions. Charan Singh passed away on 29 May 1987. Kisan Divas is recognition of his valuable services rendered to the farmers of India. Entire India celebrates Farmers day. Farmers and members of rural community organize agricultural shows, functions and pay homage to their beloved leaders. New policies concerning farming, agriculture, seeds etc are also announced by the governments.

On this occasion, farmer seminars will be organised at the divisional, district and block levels. Agricultural scientists and agriculture extension officers will provide latest information to the farmers in these programmes. The kisan seminars will also be held at 31 agriculture science centres and 26 agriculture knowledge centers in the state. On this occasion, the district rural development agencies will organize exhibitions, fairs and seminars on various aspects of agriculture and rural development. The farmers will also be told about agriculture insurance schemes.

Farmer's Day is celebrated on the 23rd of December every year to promote awareness to help and reward farmers for their contribution to society. At least Farmer's Day observance compels us to think how farmers grow crops with great difficulty and their burnt skin to feed us, but themselves remain backward and wretched.

The plight of farmers in India has been very miserable in present-day India and they have always been at the receiving end since Independence. Their hard toil fetches them nothing except fake assurances from the dispensations at the helm. It’s sad and unfortunate that people who are indispensable for the growth of nation have been left to their fate. This is quite evident from the suicide cases in Maharashtra, Andhra and other parts of the country including West Bengal. In state like UP middlemen and Mandi officials ensure that the farmers turn into object of grief. The need of the hour is implementation of schemes introduced by the government. This can take place effectively if the village panchayts are provided more power to execute them in smooth manner.

There is a need to equip farmers with latest technological accessories that augment the prospects of better output and thus make their contribution more prominent in the global economy. Better results could be attained if information centers having state-of-the -art facilities are set-up inside each village that shed light on issues related with farmers. Let’s not forget that they form the backbone of the nation and so it becomes imperative for us to be conscious of their needs. Both the Central and state governments should come out with plans, which prevent the farmers from being swayed by negative market forces.

They should be helped generously in education and healthcare. For all these, the first step is to elevate the living conditions of farmers. Their continued over-reliance on rain-fed agriculture is doing a ot of harm to the economy. For this farmers change and give way to improved modern systems of farming.


The Farmer's Day observance is a programme to assess how important is the role of farmers in social and economic development of a country. They need to be helped in education, training in scientific farming, loan, storage and marketing of their produce and manu more. Of course, the Agricultural Department is taking care of their needs but the involvement of the whole country is needed to work for the cause of farmers. Farmer's co-operative movement has gained momentum in some developed states. Yet we have to go a long way.

25th December ‘A Mysterious Date in History’


A Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas evolved over two millennia into a worldwide religious and secular celebration, incorporating many pre-Christian, pagan traditions into the festivities along the way. Today, Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together and exchange gifts.

No one knows the real birthday of Jesus! No date is given in the Bible, so why do we celebrate it on the 25th December? The early Christians certainly had many arguments as to when it should be celebrated! Also, the birth of Jesus probably didn't happen in the year 1AD but slightly earlier, somewhere between 2BC and 7BC (there isn't a 0AD - the years go from 1BC to 1AD!).

The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336AD, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (he was the first Christian Roman Emperor). A few years later, Pope Julius, officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on the 25th December.

There are many different traditions and theories as to why Christmas is celebrated on December 25th. A very early Christian tradition said that the day when Mary was told that she would have a very special baby, Jesus (called the Annunciation) was on March 25th - and it's still celebrated today on the 25th March. Nine months after the 25th March is the 25th December! March 25th was also the day some early Christians thought the world had been made, and also the day that Jesus died on when he was an adult.

December 25th might have also been chosen because the Winter Solstice and the ancient pagan Roman midwinter festivals called 'Saturnalia' and 'Dies Natalis Solis Invicti' took place in December around this date - so it was a time when people already celebrated things.

Did you know?
The use of 'Xmas' isn't necessarily a secularization of Christmas; it is said to date from the ancient practice of using a cross as a symbol for the word 'Christ'.

Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.

While the birth year of Jesus is estimated among modern historians to have been between 7 and 2 BC, the exact month and day of his birth are unknown. His birth is mentioned in two of the four canonical gospels. By the early-to-mid 4th century, the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, a date later adopted in the East, although some churches celebrate on the December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which corresponds to January in the modern-day Gregorian calendar. The date of Christmas may have initially been chosen to correspond with the day exactly nine months after early Christians believed Jesus to have been conceived, or with one or more ancient polytheistic festivals that occurred near southern solstice (i.e., the Roman winter solstice); a further solar connection has been suggested because of a biblical verse[a] identifying Jesus as the "Sun of righteousness".

22% of men leave their Christmas shopping until the last two days before Christmas. Only 9% of women do the same. And 12% of us don't even start our Christmas shopping until the January sales.

The celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pagan, pre-Christian, Christian, and secular themes and origin. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music and caroling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christ kind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore. Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity among both Christians and non-Christians, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of Christmas is a factor that has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world.

Friday, 12 December 2014

A Big Salute to All the Farmers!


India is a land of villages and most of the populations residing in villages are farmers. Agriculture employs more than half of the Indian population. Though, there was a time when approximately 75% of the Indian population was living on agricultural income. But the emergence of service sector and strong manufacturing industry has helped in attracting people from agriculture to these sectors. Yet, agriculture is the main occupation of the country. India had an interesting agricultural journey. The green revolution changed the agricultural landscape of the nation. Productivity increased and India became self-reliant in many agro-commodities. States like Punjab thrive on agricultural income. However, a lot needs to be done in improving the state of the farmers.

Farmers are the backbone of the nation. Government has taken a decision to observe December 23, the birthday of former prime minister late chaudhary charan singh as 'kisan samman diwas' in the state. He was primarily a farmer and his personal life-style was extremely simple. He was a son of the soil and contributed a lot to improve the situation of the Indian farmers. His brief stay at the top witnessed a slew of agricultural reforms and policies being introduced in India. Charan Singh’s peasantry background helped him understand real problems of the farmer and he did his best to help them.

Chaudhary Charan Singh is credited to formulate and implement the famous Zamindari Abolition Act. His passionate appeal and magnetic persona united all the farmers against the moneylenders and landlords. He was also a very effective writer and penned his thoughts on farmers and their problems and solutions. Charan Singh passed away on 29 May 1987. Kisan Divas is recognition of his valuable services rendered to the farmers of India. Entire India celebrates Farmers day. Farmers and members of rural community organize agricultural shows, functions and pay homage to their beloved leaders. New policies concerning farming, agriculture, seeds etc are also announced by the governments.

On this occasion, farmer seminars will be organised at the divisional, district and block levels. Agricultural scientists and agriculture extension officers will provide latest information to the farmers in these programmes. The kisan seminars will also be held at 31 agriculture science centres and 26 agriculture knowledge centers in the state. On this occasion, the district rural development agencies will organize exhibitions, fairs and seminars on various aspects of agriculture and rural development. The farmers will also be told about agriculture insurance schemes.

Farmer's Day is celebrated on the 23rd of December every year to promote awareness to help and reward farmers for their contribution to society. At least Farmer's Day observance compels us to think how farmers grow crops with great difficulty and their burnt skin to feed us, but themselves remain backward and wretched.

The plight of farmers in India has been very miserable in present-day India and they have always been at the receiving end since Independence. Their hard toil fetches them nothing except fake assurances from the dispensations at the helm. It’s sad and unfortunate that people who are indispensable for the growth of nation have been left to their fate. This is quite evident from the suicide cases in Maharashtra, Andhra and other parts of the country including West Bengal. In state like UP middlemen and Mandi officials ensure that the farmers turn into object of grief. The need of the hour is implementation of schemes introduced by the government. This can take place effectively if the village panchayts are provided more power to execute them in smooth manner.

There is a need to equip farmers with latest technological accessories that augment the prospects of better output and thus make their contribution more prominent in the global economy. Better results could be attained if information centers having state-of-the -art facilities are set-up inside each village that shed light on issues related with farmers. Let’s not forget that they form the backbone of the nation and so it becomes imperative for us to be conscious of their needs. Both the Central and state governments should come out with plans, which prevent the farmers from being swayed by negative market forces.

They should be helped generously in education and healthcare. For all these, the first step is to elevate the living conditions of farmers. Their continued over-reliance on rain-fed agriculture is doing a ot of harm to the economy. For this farmers change and give way to improved modern systems of farming.

The Farmer's Day observance is a programme to assess how important is the role of farmers in social and economic development of a country. They need to be helped in education, training in scientific farming, loan, storage and marketing of their produce and manu more. Of course, the Agricultural Department is taking care of their needs but the involvement of the whole country is needed to work for the cause of farmers. Farmer's co-operative movement has gained momentum in some developed states. Yet we have to go a long way.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Let's Salute The Real Hero of Our Nation



4 December is celebrated as the Navy Day in India, to commemorate the start of Operation Trident during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The one-night attack the Indian Navy sank three vessels near the largest Pakistani port of Karachi. Operation Trident resulted in first use of anti ship missiles in the region. In Vizag it’s a weeklong event showcasing warship, planes, tanks etc. at RK Beach.

The Indian Navy (Devanāgarī: भारतीय नौ सेना, Bhāratīya Nau Senā) is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. The President of India serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), usually a four-star officer in the rank of admiral, commands the navy. The Indian Navy can trace its lineage back to the 17th-century East India Company's Marine; it succeeded the Royal Indian Navy, which was renamed in 1950 after India became a republic. The 17th-century Maratha emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosle is considered as the 'Father of the Indian Navy.

Though the primary objective of the navy is to secure the nation's maritime borders, India also uses its navy to enhance its international relations through joint exercises, port visits and humanitarian missions, including disaster relief. In recent years, the Indian Navy has undergone rapid modernisation to replace its ageing equipment currently in service, this is often seen as part of "India's drive" to develop blue-water capabilities and enhance its position in the Indian Ocean region. As of 2014, the Indian Navy has a strength of 58,350 personnel and a large operational fleet consisting of two aircraft carriers, one amphibious transport dock, 9 Landing ship tanks, 9 destroyers, 15 frigates, one nuclear-powered attack submarine, 14 conventionally-powered attack submarines, 25 corvettes, 7 mine countermeasure vessels, 47 patrol vessels, 4 fleet tankers and various auxiliary vessels.

Navy Day in India:

Navy day in India is observed on 4th of December every year to celebrate the magnificence, achievements and role of the naval force to the country. Indian navy is the marine branch (means naval branch) of the India’s armed forces which led by the President of India as a Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Navy. The Maratha emperor, Chhatarpati Shivaji Bhosle of the 17th century is considered as “Father of the Indian Navy”.

Navy of the India plays a great role in securing the marine borders of the country as well as enhancing the international relations of India through many ways like seaport visits, joint exercises, humanitarian missions, calamity relief and etc. Modern Indian navy has as undergone speedy renovation in order to improve the position of navy to the Indian Ocean region. According to the report, the strength of the Indian Navy includes of 58,350 personnel, an aircraft carrier, a big transport dock, 15 frigates, 8 guided missile destroyers, 24 corvettes, 13 conventional submarines, 1 nuclear attack submarine, 30 patrol vessels, 7 mine countermeasure vessels including variety of auxiliary ships.

Navy Day Celebration

India would celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the Indian navy this year (2013) on 4th of December in order to remember the daredevil attack on the naval base of Pakistan, at Karachi. In order to celebrate this occasion, the Western Naval Command of the Indian navy (headquarter is Mumbai) bring their ships and sailors for making the celebration excellent.

All the activities which to be conducted on the celebration of the event are planned by the eastern Naval Command at Visakhapatnam. Wreath laying ceremony is held at the war memorial (at RK Beach) followed by the operational demonstration to show the potential and resourcefulness of the naval submarines, ships, aircrafts and unique forces. Various aircrafts are shown by flying over the RK Beach that’s why people are requested by the authorities to keep the beach clean and litter free (avoid throwing food items) to keep away the birds in that particular area for smooth demonstration of the aircraft (as presence of birds in the sky because of food items may cause hazards to the aircraft).

Why Navy Day is Celebrated:

Navy Day in India is celebrated to commemorate the courageous attack on the Karachi harbor during the Indo-Pakistan war (at 4th of December in the year 1971) by the Indian Naval Missile boats as well as to reverence all the martyrs of that war. It is celebrated using a particular theme (like “Safe Seas and Secure Coasts for a strong Nation”) of the year for making it more powerful and potent.

A community service for the navy of India is conducted by the Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology (NIAT) from 24th of November to the 26th of November at Good Hope Old Age Home, Fort Kochi in which the students from the Navy Children School Chair take parts to entertain the inmates and Naval doctors (from INHS Sanjivani) provides medical checkup to the inmates. Navy Ball, Navy Queen contests including the Navy fest are held to celebrate the navy day.

At this day the warships and aircrafts of the Indian naval are open to the visitors such as school children.  The Military Photo Exhibition is also performed by photojournalists of the Ernakulum in the Navy fest.